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[Mid-east] Cigarette giant blames ISIS for falling tobacco sales

A UK tobacco firm has blamed the political unrest caused by ISIS In Iraq for blocking the sales of billions of cigarettes. In its half-year results report posted today, Imperial Tobacco announced that the number of cigarettes sold had been hit by a 5% d
Newsweek
added May 6, 2015 20:56
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[Mid-east] Big tobacco takes on Islam in effort to promote smoking

The campaign went so far as to hire lawyers to make theological arguments against Islamic leaders opposed to tobacco use. “The paper shows how the industry has sought to distort and misinterpret the cultural beliefs of these communities, and to reinterpr
Yahoo!
added Apr 22, 2015 18:52
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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[California] Cook: Dying for a smoke

at University of California at Davis... I accepted an invitation as writer-in-residence at D-Q University..."Smoke," was followed by "use it in a sacred way." As I bent down to examine the fine print, I read the name of a cigarette manufacturer, Philip M
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Dec 30, 2014 14:27
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[Malaysia] 'Panel to study its tobacco content'

The Health Ministry has formed a committee to study the effects of smoking shisha. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, said the study would be done from a medical perspective and its effects on health. He said this when asked to comment on the d
New Straits Times (my)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:37
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[Morocco] Time To Quit? For Smokers, Ramadan Is An Ordeal - And Opportunity

A look in Morocco, when an extra burden for those who can't indulge in their nicotine habit. But there may be a silver lining. . . . The holy month of Ramadan can be a positive gateway for smokers who want to break the habit. But does it work?
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Jul 29, 2012 17:51
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Cambodia bans smoking at famed Angkor temples

Cambodia is banning smoking at the Angkor temple archaeological site.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 14, 2012 19:19
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ADRA Addresses Mongolian Parliament on Tobacco

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
added May 7, 2003 00:00
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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] Stricter anti-tobacco laws go into effect

Key measures in this law include a ban on selling tobacco products to people aged under 20... There is also a ban on all forms of tobacco advertising and marketing, and on tobacco businesses conducting corporate social responsibility activities. Sponso
The Nation (th)
added Jul 5, 2017 19:04
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia struggles with decision on vaping boom

Malaysia faces two additional problems. One is that amid pressure from Muslim leaders and some health activists, bans on e-cigarettes have already been announced in several of the country's 13 states...second problem is that the rapid growth of vaping has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jan 14, 2016 12:49
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